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Support for asylum seekers and refugees

Here you can find support and advice details for refugees and asylum seekers.

Migrant Help

If you are an asylum seeker in Calderdale and need advice or support about where you live, contact: Migrant Help.

They can:

  • Liaise with your landlord (on your behalf) to sort any issues.
  • Give advice and guidance on the asylum process.

Housing Options Service

Do you have Leave to Remain in the UK and plan to live in Calderdale? You can get advice about:

  • Housing Benefits.
  • Education and training.
  • Employment.
  • Health.


Refugee Integration Service

This service can support you for up to six months, if:

  • You have had a positive asylum decision;
  • or you arrived in the UK through refugee Family Reunion (GOV.UK) in the last two years.

Our Refugee Integration Support Worker will help you to access:

  • Housing.
  • Help with going to the Jobcentre Plus.
  • Healthcare.
  • English classes, training and education.
  • School places and childcare.
  • Getting to know your local community.


St Augustine's Centre

This is a community centre that also offers support to asylum seekers and refugees.

  • St Augustine’s Centre
  • St. Augustine's Church

    Hanson Lane


    HX1 5PP
  • Telephone: 01422 352492
  • Telephone: 01422 342719
  • Website: St Augustine’s Centre

Vulnerable People's Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

We are part of the VPRS, which was launched in 2014. It is to help refugees affected by the Syrian crisis settle in the UK.

For more about this, phone the Homelessness Services Team: 01422 393537.

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary

This is part of the national City of Sanctuary movement. It aims to build a culture of hospitality for people that seek sanctuary in the UK. For more about this:

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